Be Glad Your Dentist Has X-Ray Vision

It’s not extremely enjoyable. You have to put on the heavy apron, hold an awkward piece of film in your mouth and sit really, really still while your dentist’s assistant takes x-rays. Is it really required? Absolutely! No question about

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In Anchorage

Dental patients in the Wasilla area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty. A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection

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Anchorage Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

Attention dental patients: brushing twice daily may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a

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Are Floss Picks As Good As Regular Dental Floss?

Floss picks vs regular floss? While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Smile Alaska, we

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Pregnancy And Oral Health

In today’s Alaska Premier Dental Group blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. Here at Smile Alaska, we want all expectant Alaska mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes

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When It’s Better Not To Brush

Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the essential job of protecting teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated,

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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Alaska is known for its beautiful smiles, and our local Anchorage community is no exception. Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of regularly visiting your dentist is receiving a

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Smoking Puts Your Oral Health At Risk

  DID YOU KNOW that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States? It’s well known that smoking can lead to a number of lung-related diseases but in reality, the negative effects of smoking can be seen in

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Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk

Many health-conscious individuals in the Wasilla area exercise regularly, and many turn to sports drinks for hydration. While it’s true that they help preserve electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can

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